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There are plenty of Christmas events taking place across Auckland. Find out what road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect.

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Christmas events with road closures and parking restrictions

Information updated: 20 November 2019. Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.

Central Auckland

Onehunga Santa Parade - Saturday, 23 November 2019

Location:
Onehunga.

Timing:
11am to 1pm.

Roads closed:
10:30am to 2:30pm: Onehunga Mall, Arthur Street.

Parking restrictions:
10am to 1pm: Arthur Street, Onehunga Mall.

Farmers Santa Parade - Sunday, 24 November 2019

Location:
Auckland City Centre.

Timing:
1pm to 2:30pm.

Roads closed:
6am to 8am: Upper Queen Street.
7am to 5pm: Galway Street, Lower Queen Street (Commerce Street to Customs Street East).
7am to 3pm: Vincent Street (between Pitt Street to Mayoral Drive), Mayoral Drive (Cook Street to Wellesley Street West), Wellesley Street West (Hobson Street to Albert Street).
10:30am to 4:30pm: Victoria Street (Albert Street to Kitchener Street).
11am to 4:30pm: Queen Street (Mayoral Drive to Customs Street plus all intersecting roads), Customs Street (Albert Street to Britomart Place), Fort Street (Beach Road to Queen Street), Shortland Street (High Street & Queen Street), Britomart Place (Quay Street to Beach Road), Emily Place (Fort Street to Emily Place Reserve), Gore Street (Fort Street to Galway Street), Commerce Street (Galway Street to Fort Street), Galway Street (Commerce Street to Queen Street), Wellesley Street (Elliot Street to Lorne Street), Wakefield Street (Mayoral Dr to Queen Street), Wyndham Street (Queen Street to Albert Street), Darby Street, Fort Lane, Airedale Street (Queen Street to Mayoral Dr), Rutland Street.
11am to 3pm: Greys Avenue (Civic access only until 12pm), Mayoral Drive (Vincent Street to Wakefield Street), Queen Street (Karangahape Road to Mayoral Dr), Cook Street (Hobson Street to Vincent Street), Scotia Place.
11am to 5pm: Beach Road (Britomart Place to SH16 plus all intersecting roads), Anzac Avenue (Alten Road to Beach Road), Parliament Street (Eden Crescent to Anzac Avenue), Tangihua Street, Mahuhu Crescent, Tapora Street.

Parking restrictions:
5am to 5pm: Wakefield Street, Mayoral Drive, Queen Street, Customs Street East, Cargill Street, Tyler Street, Randolph Street, Upper Queen Street, Vincent Street, Cook Street, Wellesley Street, Rutland Street, Hobson Street, Fanshawe Street, Princes Street, Quay Street, Halsey Street, Victoria Street West, Waterloo Quadrant, Beach Road.

Bus diversions and stop closures:
Find out what bus diversions and stop closures will be in place for the Farmers Santa Parade.

Ellerslie Santa Parade - Sunday, 1 December 2019

Location:
Ellerslie Town Centre, Ellerslie.

Timing:
11am to 12:30pm.

Roads closed:
8am to 12:30pm: Cawley Street.
10am to 12:30pm: Main Highway.

Parking restrictions:
7:30am to 12:30pm: Cawley Street.
9:30am to 12:30pm: Main Highway, Robert Street, Amy Street, Ladies Mile.

Christmas in the Park - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Location:
Auckland Domain, Grafton.

Timing:
7:30pm to 10:05pm.

Roads closed:
6am to 11:30pm: Wintergarden Road, Grandstand Road, Football Road.
4pm to 11:30pm: Domain Drive, Kiosk Road, The Crescent, Museum Circuit, Cenotaph Road, Lower Domain Drive, Park Road, Carlton Gore Road, Mountain Road, Khyber Pass Road, Symonds Street, Parnell Road, Broadway.
10pm to 11pm: Grafton Road.

Parking restrictions:
6am Monday 2 December to 11pm Wednesday 11 November: Grandstand Road South.
6am Saturday 7 December to 11pm Monday 9 December: Football Road, Wintergarden Road, The Crescent.
3pm Sunday 8 December to 11pm Wednesday 11 November: Sensory Gardens, George Street, Park Road, Carlton Gore Road, Khyber Pass Road, Cenotaph Road, Museum Circuit, Titoki Street, Remuera Road, Broadway, Kiosk Road, The Crescent.
8pm Sunday 8 December to 11pm Wednesday 11 November: Khyber Pass Road.

North Auckland

Glenfield Santa Parade - Sunday, 17 November 2019

Location:
Glenfield Town Centre, Glenfield.

Timing:
11am to 12pm.

Roads closed:
10:15am to 12pm: High Road, Bentley Avenue, Marlborough Road, Chartwell Avenue, Archers Road.

Parking restrictions:
6am to 12:30pm: High Road, Glenfield Road, Archers Road, Bentley Avenue.

Orewa Santa Parade - Saturday, 23 November 2019

Location:
Orewa Beach Reserve and carpark, Orewa.

Timing:
4:30pm to 11pm.

Roads closed:
8:30am to 5:30pm: Alice Avenue, Edward Avenue, Florence Avenue, George Lowe Place.
4pm to 6pm: Hibiscus Coast Highway.

Parking restrictions:
None.

I Love Takapuna Christmas Festival - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Takapuna.

Timing:
9am to 5pm.

Roads closed:
7am to 6pm: Hurstmere Road.

Parking restrictions:
6:30am to 6pm: Hurstmere Road.

Mairangi Bay Santa Parade - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Mairangi Bay.

Timing:
11am to 1pm.

Roads closed:
8am to 2pm: Ramsgate Terrace, Beach Road.

Parking restrictions:
6am to 4pm: Beach Road, Ramsgate Terrace, Sidmouth Street.

Wellsford Santa Parade - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Wellsford.

Timing:
11am to 2pm.

Roads closed:
11am to 2pm: Matheson Road, Olympus Street.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Devonport Santa Parade and Christmas Festival - Sunday, 1 December 2019

Location:
Devonport Town Centre, Devonport.

Timing:
10:30am to 12:30pm.

Roads closed:
10:30am to 11:30am: Victoria Road, Clarence Street, Bartley Terrace, Fleet Street.
10:30am to 1:30pm: King Edward Parade.

Parking restrictions:
10am to 12pm: Fleet Street, Victoria Road, Clarence Street.
10am to 1:30pm: King Edward Parade.

Greenhithe Santa Parade - Sunday, 1 December 2019

Location:
Greenhithe Town Centre, Greenhithe.

Timing:
11am to 2pm.

Roads closed:
10am to 12pm: Shiloh Way and Stop/Go only on remaining streets while parade passes.

Parking restrictions:
8am to 11am: Tauhinu Road, Shiloh Way.
10am to 12pm: Roland Road, Greenhithe Road.

Birkenhead Santa Parade - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
Birkenhead.

Timing:
4pm to 5pm.

Roads closed:
2pm to 6:30pm: Birkenhead Avenue, Mokoia Road.

Parking restrictions:
12:30pm to 6:30pm: Birkenhead Avenue, Mokoia Road, Rawene Road.

Browns Bay Santa Parade - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
Browns Bay.

Timing:
5pm to 7pm.

Roads closed:
4:30pm to 6:30pm: Bute Road, Beach Road, Anzac Road, Clyde Road, Glen Road.

Parking restrictions:
2:30pm to 7pm: Glen Road.
2:30pm to 6:30pm: Bute Road, Clyde Road, Anzac Road.

South Auckland

Manurewa Santa Parade and Christmas Festival - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Manurewa.

Timing:
9am to 3pm.

Roads closed:
9am to 3pm: Station Road, Hill Road, Great South Road, Newhook Lane, Halver Road.

Parking restrictions:
6:30am to 12pm: Hill Road Carpark.
8:30am to 3pm: Great South Road, Halver Road.

Clevedon Santa Parade - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Clevedon Village, Clevedon.

Timing:
11am to 2pm.

Roads closed:
9am to 2pm: Monument Road.
11am to 12pm: Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon-Kawakawa Road.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Papatoetoe Santa Parade - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Location:
Papatoetoe.

Timing:
5pm to 9pm.

Roads closed:
5:30pm to 9pm: Glen Avenue, St George Street, Kingswood Road, Great South Road, Kolmar Road, St George Street, Rangitoto Road.

Parking restrictions:
5pm to 9pm: Kingswood Road.

Mangere Bridge Santa Parade - Thursday, 5 December 2019

Location:
Mangere Bridge.

Timing:
4:30pm to 8:30pm.

Roads closed:
4:30pm to 8:30pm: Coronation Road, Domain Road.

Parking restrictions:
4pm to 8:30pm: Coronation Road, Domain Road.

Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights - 6, 7, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 to 24 December 2019

Location:
Karaka Lakes, 20 Cornwall Place.

Timing:
7pm to 11pm each day.

Roads closed:
7pm to 11pm: Cornwall Place, Trecarne Street, Thornton Green.

Parking restrictions:
6pm to midnight on each day: Lake Drive, Anchorage Drive, Wawatai Drive, Hinau Road.

Papakura Santa Parade - Sunday, 8 December 2019

Location:
Papakura.

Timing:
12pm to 5pm.

Roads closed:
1pm to 6pm: Opaheke Road, Great South Road, Wood Street, Eliot Street, Railway Street West, Broadway, Averill Street.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Pukekohe Santa Parade - Sunday, 8 December 2019

Location:
Pukekohe.

Timing:
2pm to 4pm.

Roads closed:
10am to 4pm: King Street, Seddon Street, West Street.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Waiuku Santa Parade - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Location:
Waiuku Town Centre, Franklin.

Timing:
9:30am to 3pm.

Roads closed:
9:30am to 4pm: Bowen Street.
1pm to 3pm: Queen Street, Court Street, Kirk Street, Domain Street.
2pm to 2:35pm: King Street (Stop/Go only).

Parking restrictions:
9am to 4pm: Bowen Street.
12:30pm to 3pm: Queen Street.

Flat Bush Christmas Wonder Park - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Location:
Barry Curtis Park - Cultural Lawn, Flat Bush.

Timing:
4pm to 10pm.

Roads closed:
10:30am to midnight: Chapel Road (North bound Lane closure).

Parking restrictions:
11am to midnight: Chapel Road.

East Auckland

Panmure Christmas Street Party - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
Panmure.

Timing:
11am to 2pm.

Roads closed:
7:30am to 3:30pm: Queens Road.

Parking restrictions:
7:30am to 3:30pm: Queens Road, Pilkington Road.

Beachlands Santa Parade - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
Sunkist Bay Reserve, Beachlands.

Timing:
2pm to 8pm.

Roads closed:
1:45pm to 2:45pm: Sunkist Bay Road, Beachlands Road, Wakelin Street.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Howick Santa Parade - Sunday, 8 December 2019

Location:
Howick.

Timing:
11am to 4pm.

Roads closed:
9am to 4:30pm: Fencible Drive, Picton Street, Wellington Street, Cook Street.

Parking restrictions:
9am to 4:30pm: Fencible Drive, Waterloo Street, Wellington Street, Abercrombie Street, Moore Street, Nelson Street, Drake Street.

West Auckland

Westgate Christmas in the Square - Friday, 22 November 2019

Location:
Te Pumanawa Square, Westgate.

Timing:
6pm to 8pm.

Roads closed:
2pm to 10pm: Kohuhu Lane.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Glen Eden Santa Parade - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Location:
Glen Eden.

Timing:
9:30am to 5pm.

Roads closed:
9:30am to 5pm: Glendale Road.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Kumeu Santa Parade - Friday, 6 December 2019

Location:
Huapai Reserve, Kumeu.

Timing:
6:45pm to 8pm.

Roads closed:
4pm to 8:30pm: SH16, Tapu Road.

Parking restrictions:
None.

New Lynn Santa Parade - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
New Lynn Town Centre, New Lynn.

Timing:
10am to 10:40am.

Roads closed:
9:40am to 10:40am: Hugh Brown Drive, McNaughton Way, Delta Avenue, Great North Road, Totara Avenue, McRae Way, Memorial Drive.

Parking restrictions:
8am to 2pm: Hugh Brown Drive, Great North Road, Memorial Drive, Mccrae Way, Totara Avenue.

Helensville Santa Parade - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Location:
Helensville.

Timing:
12pm to 1:30pm.

Roads closed:
9am to 3pm: Commercial Road, West Road.

Parking restrictions:
None.

Blockhouse Bay Santa Parade - Sunday, 8 December 2019

Location:
Blockhouse Bay.

Timing:
9:30am to 1:30pm.

Roads closed:
8am to 3pm: Blockhouse Bay Road, Exminister Street, Kinross Street, Heaphy Street, Donovan Street.

Parking restrictions:
7am to 1:30pm: Blockhouse Bay Road, Exminister Street, Kinross Street, Heaphy Street, Donovan Street, Rathlin Street.

Henderson Christmas Festival - Sunday, 15 December 2019

Location:
Henderson Park, Henderson.

Timing:
12pm to 4pm.

Roads closed:
None.

Parking restrictions:
11am to 4pm: Wilsher Crescent.

Blockhouse Bay Christmas at the Beach - Sunday, 15 December 2019

Location:
Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve, Blockhouse Bay.

Timing:
4pm to 9pm.

Roads closed:
4pm to 9pm: Endeavour Street.

Parking restrictions:
12pm to 9pm: Endeavour Street.